a writer of the earliest major source of the Hexateuch, in which God is characteristically referred to as Yahweh rather than Elohim.
- Also Yah·vist [yah-vist], /ˈyɑ vɪst/, Jahvist, Jahwist.
- Compare Elohist.
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How to use Yahwist in a sentence
“The inclination of the human heart is evil from youth,” the Yahwist explains.
Then, at the brink of what might have been the end of the story for all of us, the Yahwist introduces a note of hope.
But, the Yahwist describes the Nephilim as “heroes that were of old, warriors of renown,” not as gods or even demi-gods.
British Dictionary definitions for Yahwist
the Yahwist Bible
the conjectured author or authors of the earliest of four main sources or strands of tradition of which the Pentateuch is composed and in which God is called Yahweh throughout
(as modifier): the Yahwist source
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